Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated that the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites may help solve communication challenges in the arctic. Now people spread over thousands of square miles could have access to more secure, reliable communications. During company-funded tests, MUOS voice and data signals reached much farther north than previously thought, just 30 miles and 0.5 degrees of latitude shy of the North Pole.
Texas Instruments (TI) announced new voice-enabled ZigBee® RF4CE™ and Bluetooth® Smart remote control development kits that will bring advanced voice features to more remotes and more consumers. Working with Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of voice and language solutions, TI’s new remote control solutions deliver high-quality voice recognition powered by Nuance’s Dragon TV in a limited bandwidth stream without quality loss or impact on the results.
Harris Corp., has received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin work on the seven-year, $150 million Data Communications Network Services (DCNS) element of its Data Communications Integrated Services (DCIS) program. DCNS will help to transition U.S. air traffic control from primarily analog voice communications to digital data connectivity — significantly increasing the efficiency and safety of the nation's air traffic control system.
NXP Software, a world leader in mobile multimedia software for the mobile device market, and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, have agreed a multi-year IP License and a Solution Supply Agreement which establishes NXP Software as a primary Samsung voice solutions partner.
Spotsylvania County, Virginia, has awarded Harris Corp. a $19 million contract to replace its existing public safety radio system with one that improves its coverage area and is based on the latest technology standards. The new system will improve communications for law enforcement, fire service and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel who serve one of Virginia's fastest-growing counties.
Anritsu Co. introduces Voice over LTE (VoLTE) supplementary service test capability for its MD8475A Signaling Tester that includes the ability to confirm operation of services, such as call forwarding and call waiting, under a variety of network conditions. Introduction of these options extends the MD8475A’s VoLTE test capability and builds on the Signaling Tester’s integrated functionality to simulate LTE and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) networks as well as an IMS client, providing a comprehensive test environment for UE manufacturers to verify device functionality.
Wireline operators have been the largest market for IMS services to date, but due to an increase in the number of mobile IMS deployments, ABI Research forecasts IMS revenues to reach $3.4 billion in the next five years.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that the Agilent PXT wireless communications test set is now available for testing voice quality on Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) 4G phones with the Brüel & Kjær PULSE Audio Analyzer and Head and Torso Simulator (HATS).